Spring is here and so are spring events. Here’s our roundup of what to do close to home this month.

1. 2021 Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit

March 15-April 18
Shelby County Arts Council, Columbiana

 Come out to see work from most talented high school artists from around the state. Artwork will be on display until the closing reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. that is open to the public. This show is made possible by the UAB Department of Art and Art History and The University of Montevallo Department of Art.

2. Spring Fling

Saturday, April 3 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Medders Family Farm, Montevallo

Head to Montevallo for a  free community-wide egg hunt, lots of food vendors and more than 50 craft vendors. No entry fee or parking fee. The farm is located at 6306 Alabama Highway 25.

3. Easter Eggspress

Saturday, April 3
The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Trains depart at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for this Easter event in Calera. You can also ride the Shelby & Southern Narrow Gauge Steam Railroad, enjoy food vendors,  and a visit and photo with the Easter Bunny himself. For tickets and information, call 205-757-8383. The museum can be reached at 205-668-3435.

4. Old Town Live

Saturday, April 3
Old Town Helena

The Helena Old Town Board and HOTboard are planning this free event with live music, food from Old Town restaurants, local vendors and more. Several acts will perform at Helena Amphitheatre, including The Pine Hills Haints, Drayton Farley and Deadwood. For more information see the Helena Old Town Facebook page.

5. Food Truck Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, April 3
Helena Hollow

In lieu of its annual Bunny Hop event, Helena Hollow will host a Food Truck “Egg-Stravaganza” with multiple food trucks, a visit with the Easter Bunny, “buckin’ bunny” rides for $10, live music, an egg hunt and more. This event will take place on the lakeside portion of the farm. Entrance fee is $5 per person. For more information, visit the Helena Hollow Facebook page.

6. Fire at the Foothills BBQ & Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, April 17
Chelsea City Hall

This event is an annual spring fundraiser for Chelsea Kiwanis and Chelsea Fire and Rescue is back and will benefit The Chelsea Kiwanis Club and the Heroes Fire Safety Program. There will be live entertainment, a kids’ play area and lots of barbecue and chili to sample.

7. Diabetes Walk for Camp Seale Harris

Saturday, April 17 | 8 a.m.
Veterans Park

The Diabetes Walk for Camp Seale Harris is a Come out to help raise awareness of diabetes and help make it possible for kids to attend Camp Seale Harris, Alabama’s only diabetes camp, at this walk! Register for the family friendly walk/run at campsealeharris.org/diabeteswalk/.

8. The Ice Gala

Saturday, April 17 | 2-4:15 p.m
Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena

Come out to see both theatre and ice skating at once! A number of local and national groups will perform, including Atlanta Ice Theatre, Harmony Theatre Company, River City Ice Theatre, Smokey Mountain Ice, solo and duet performances from local skaters and a production from Magic City Theatre on Ice. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for seniors and children ages 5-12, and are available at Theicegala.eventbrite.com.

9. Strawberry Festival

Saturday, April 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oliver Park, Calera

Time to celebrate strawberry season! You’ll find not only the fruit itself but also live music, food trucks, vendors and more at this event. For updates visit the City of Calera Facebook page.

10. Friday Nights at the Cove

Friday, April 30
Owl’s Cove Park

BYOC (bring your own chair) for this night of entertainment presented by Montevallo Main Street. Live music by Cam Spinks begins at 6:30 p.m. The next event will be Friday, May 28.